Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

Moderators: metraRI, JamesT4

  by PRRGuy
Whats the heritage of the Metra SW-1's? I've heard one is ex Rock Island.

  by MikeF
They're both ex-Rock Island. I can't find the old numbers right now.

SW1200 number 3 is ex-Milwaukee Road. The SW1500's came from a few different places I can't recall offhand.

  by PRRGuy
I've heard the SW-1500's may be ex Inland steel

  by bones
NIRC 1 was a Rock Island unit, but origanally IC.